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HANSON, Albert Leonard1883-1933


Posted By: S.Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/8/2010 at 01:46:03

Leonard Hanson Funeral Sunday

Funeral rites for the late Leonard Hanson, whose tragic death at the hands of bandits at Buxton, North Dakota, was reported in the Republican and Standard last week, were held Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Maude Bieber, sister of deceased. Hanson met his death May 17 when he sought to protect the funds in his bank by attempting to reach a tear gas valve when bandits held up the bank. As he reached for the valve, he received a bullet in his back, fired by one of the robbers. He reached and succeeded in turning on the gas, causing the robbers to make a hasty retreat, but not until they had scooped up approximatedly $1000. No trace of the bandit gang has been found.

Albert Leonard Hanson was born at Waukon, Iowa, December 8, 1883. His early life was spent in Waukon. Here he received his education in the public schools, and here he formed those frendships that lasted through his life. He was ever a good companion and made many friends. He was united in marriage with Miss Lura Bock January 17th, 1909. The young couple went immediately to Buxton, North Dakota, and that has been their home since that time. To this union were born two children, a son and daughter. Howard is a mortician, and Lois a teacher in the school at Buxton.

Mr. Hanson was for twenty years the cashier of the Buxton bank and was connected with other interests there. Once before the bank had been robbed, but now the robbers added murder to robbery, and the loving father and husband, and the friend of many was suddenly called away from them in death.

The dear wife and children and one sister, Mrs. John P. Bieber of Waukon, are left to mourn their great loss. Mr. Hanson was long a member of the Lutheran church and also of the Masonic order, and in each he gave the best of his manhood. He was esteemed an honorable man, reliable in business, sincere in his religion and in his Masonic work, a man of purity of character, and integrity in pubic and social life. Funeral services by Reverend Van Nice and Masonic honors were conducted Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Bieber, and burial was made in Oakland.

~Waukon Republican and Standard, May 24, 1933
Related news from various columns throughout the same paper:

-Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dravis and Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Kuehne of Moline, Illinois, came Saturday to attend the funeral of Leonard Hanson. They returned home Monday.

-Out of town people who attended the funeral of Leonard Hanson includes the following: Mr. and Mrs. Donald McNulta of Francisville, Indiana; Harold Sorlie of Hartland, Minnesota; Dr. and Mrs. Douglass Brown of Elkader; Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Catlin of Austin, Minnesota; Mrs. Allan Bock, Elizabeth Bock and Blanche Bock of Dubuque; Mrs. Blanche White, Mr. and Mrs. Frank O'Brien, Mrs. Arthur O'Brien and son Joe, R.D. White and Warner White, all of Volga City; Charley Kumpf, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robinson, Daisey Robinson, Ed Bock and Charley Travis of New Albin; Mrs. J. Greer and son of Omaha, Nebraska; Alfred Bock and daughter Marie of Wausau, Wisconsin, and Mr. and Mrs. Charley Dravis and Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Kuenhe of Moline, Illinois.

-Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robinson and Miss Daisy Robinson attended the funeral of Leonard Hanson at Waukon Sunday.

-H.M. and J. Quanrudes were among those who attended Leonard Hanson's funeral at the Bieber home in Waukon Sunday afternoon.


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